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The tsunami book : killer waves

Author: Gill Jolly
Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. : Black Dog Books, 2009.
Series: Wild planet.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 2004 the world was stunned by a disaster in the Indian Ocean. One of the largest earthquakes in fifty years swept a massive wave, a tsunami, from Indonesia to Africa. So what is a tsunami? How are they formed, and when and where have they occurred throughout history? Find out in The Tsunami Book : Killer Waves.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gill Jolly
ISBN: 9781742030913 1742030912
OCLC Number: 311484919
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 volume.
Contents: Wild waves: what is a tsunami? --
Tsunami triggers: six ways to make a wave --
How fast, how far, how big? --
A global catastrophe: Sumatra 2004 --
Local trouble from local tremors: Hawaii 1975 --
The big one: Alaska 1958 --
The real Atlantis? Santorini --
Underwater mudslides: Scotland --
Avalanches of lava: Japan 1792 --
Miraculous escapes: Alaska 1964 --
Wild waves: tsunami pretenders --
On the search for tsunamis --
Warning systems: learning from tragedy.
Series Title: Wild planet.
Responsibility: Gill Jolly.

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In 2004 the world was stunned by a disaster in the Indian Ocean. One of the largest earthquakes in fifty years swept a massive wave, a tsunami, from Indonesia to Africa. So what is a tsunami? How are they formed, and when and where have they occurred throughout history? Find out in The Tsunami Book : Killer Waves.

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